Richard Ansett

What people are saying about MUSE – A Portrait of Grayson Perry

“Wow! Just wow!  A love letter that is itself a work of art.. Both playful and deadly serious, this work captures both Ansett’s relationship with the man and his relationship to the world. Ansett’s work is mind blowing but not cosy at all. Just brilliant photography.” – Suzanne Moore, Journalist

“Wow..Through his engaging portraits and text, photographer Richard Ansett has provided a visually exciting and thoughtful insight in to one of Britain’s national treasures, Sir Grayson Perry, and on society itself” Dr Michael Pritchard, The Royal Photographic Society

“As the subject I look at these photographs with joy in that they are funny and delightful and horror in knowing that I am that raddled old trannie. They are both ridiculous fantasy and crumpled reality.” – Sir Grayson Perry CBE

This punch packed book is as much about the inspiration of and exacting depictions by Richard Ansett as it is about the guises of Grayson Perry. In spite of Perry’s extravagantly costumed veneer there is empathy and commentary in this portrayal – through Richard Ansett, we get to Grayson Perry and beyond! – Clare Freestone, Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery

“Outrageously fun and deliciously over-the-top, this book provides a fascinating peek behind the proverbial petticoats of one of Britain’s best-loved artists, Sir Grayson Perry.”Janet HardieSenior Specialist, Modern British and Irish Art, Bonhams 

“Great to see Grayson in his various guises. He must have more women’s clothes than the average woman!” – Martin Parr CBE

Published 16th October 2023 by ACC Art Books

Designed by Barnbrook